Hunters and Collectors – Fire

Original Version(s)

Live 3:18 1986 07 05 Seaview Ballroom, St Kilda, Melbourne The Vault digital download at True Believers, 16 February 2014.

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Written by Bruce Springsteen for the Darkness on the Edge of Town album, Fire was thrown out and became a 1978 hit for the Pointer Sisters. The Boss included a live version on  Live/1975-85 before a studio version eventually appeared in the 2010 album The Promise, which is a 2 CD set of outtakes from the Darkness album.

 

Lyrics

I’m driving in my car, I turn on the radio
I’m pulling you close, you just say no
You say you don’t like it, but girl I know you’re a liar
‘Cause when we kiss
Hmmm, fire

Well late at night, I’m taking you home
Well I say I wanna stay, you say you wanna be alone
You say you don’t love me, girl you can’t hide your desire
And when we kiss
Ohhh, fire, fire

You had a hold on me right from the start
It’s a grip so tight I couldn’t tear it apart
My nerves all jumping acting like a fool
Your kisses they burn, but your heart stays cool

Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah
But baby you can bet their love they didn’t deny
Your words say split, but your words they lie
‘Cause when we kiss
Hmmm, fire, fire
Burning in my soul, it’s out of control
Fire